Announcing the 2016 Joop Swart Masterclass nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation is committed to education. The future of visual journalism depends on the dedication of new talent.

Our many training schemes around the world, led by the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, foster both the craft of visual storytelling and good journalistic practice.

The Joop Swart Masterclass has been organized by World Press Photo every year since 1994 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious events of its kind. Its goal is to bring together some of the most experienced individuals in photojournalism with young, promising photographers to share and pass on their knowledge and experience.

The nominating committee for the 2016 Joop Swart Masterclass has selected the young photographers who will be considered for the masterclass. The nominating committee consists of 171 professionals in photojournalism and documentary photography from all over the world. They have chosen 167 young photographers—56 women and 111 men, of 59 nationalities—to be considered for the masterclass.

In the next stage, an independent committee will choose the final 12 to be invited to Amsterdam for the masterclass later this year. The selected participants will be announced during the annual Awards Ceremony, on Saturday, 23 April.

Nominees:

  • Aapo Huhta, Finland
  • Abbas Hajimohammadi, Iran
  • Abdollah Heidari, Iran
  • Adel Pazyar, Iran
  • Adeola Olagunju, Nigeria
  • Adriane Ohanesian, USA
  • Adrien Selbert, France
  • Adrienne Surprenant, Canada
  • Ahmad Halabisaz, Iran
  • Ala Kheir, Sudan
  • Alejandra Rocabado, Bolivia
  • Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina
  • Alessandro Falco, Italy
  • Alex Potter, USA
  • Alexander Vasukovich, Belarus
  • Alexander Aksakov, Russia
  • Alexey Furman, Ukraine
  • Amanda Mustard, USA
  • Amanda Rivkin, USA
  • Andrew Renneisen, USA
  • Anna Surinyach Garcia, Spain
  • Anna Tärnhuvud, Sweden
  • Anna Adamo, Italy
  • Antonio González Caro, Spain
  • Arko Datto, India
  • Benjamin Petit, France
  • Bergel Collera Concepcion, Philippines
  • Carlos Alba, Spain
  • César Enrique Rodriguez Becerra, Mexico
  • Chandan Gomes, India
  • Claudia Gori, Italy
  • Clementine Schneidermann, France
  • Conor Ashleigh, Australia
  • Corinna Kern, Germany
  • Cristobal Javier Olivares Araya, Chile
  • Cynthia R Matonhodze, Zimbabwe
  • Daniel Rodrigues, Portugal
  • Daniel Irungu, Kenya
  • Danielle Villasana, USA
  • Dario Bosio, Italy
  • David Tešínský, Czech Republic
  • Debashish Chakrabarty, Bangladesh
  • Diego Moreno, Mexico
  • Dmitry Tkachuk, Russia
  • Emine Ziyatdinova, Ukraine
  • Eric Gyamfi, Ghana
  • Evgeniy Maloletka, Ukraine
  • Fahrinisa Oswald, USA/Italy
  • Felipe Larozza, Brazil
  • Fernando Criollo, Peru
  • Filippo Menichetti, Italy
  • Francesco Anselmi, Italy
  • Francesco Bellina, Italy
  • Fredrik Lerneryd, Sweden
  • Furkan Temir, Turkey
  • Gaia Squarci, Italy
  • Gareth Smit, USA
  • Giulia Iacolutti, Italy/Mexico
  • Hashem Shakeri, Iran
  • Heinrich Holtgreve, Germany
  • Hicham Gardaf, Morocco
  • Hilary Swift, USA
  • Hosam Salem, Palestinian Territories
  • Hosam Katan, Syria
  • Ian Willms, Canada
  • Jacques Nelles, South Africa
  • Jake Naughton, USA
  • Jakob Ganslmeier, Germany
  • Jana Romanova, Russia
  • Jinsub Cho, South Korea
  • Joe Penney, USA
  • John Wessels, South Africa
  • Jordi Pizarro, Spain
  • Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Spain
  • Josué Azor, Haiti
  • Juanita Escobar , Colombia
  • Karolin Kluppel, Germany
  • Karolina Jonderko, Poland
  • Karthik Subramanian, India
  • Katia Repina, Russia
  • Kaveh Rostamkhani, Iran/Germany
  • Kazuma Obara, Japan
  • Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium
  • Kiana Hayeri, Canada
  • Koral Carballo, Mexico
  • Kyrre Lien, Norway
  • Lærke Posselt, Denmark
  • Laura Morton, USA
  • Leonard Pongo, Belgium
  • Linda Dorigo, Italy
  • Line Ørnes Søndergaard, Norway
  • Lisette Poole, USA
  • Lucas Wahl, Germany
  • Luisa Dorr, Brazil
  • Lujan Agusti, Argentina
  • Mahdi Barchian, Iran
  • Maja Hitij, Slovenia
  • Malin Fezehai, Eritrea/Sweden
  • Marina Paulenka, Croatia
  • Mário Cruz, Portugal
  • Marita Pappa, Greece
  • Mariya Kozhanova, Russia
  • Martin Faltejsek, Czech Republic
  • Martin Holík, Czech Republic
  • Matthew Abbott, Australia
  • Michael Vince Kim, USA
  • Michal Siarek, Poland
  • Michele Palazzi, Italy
  • Mijail Vallejo, Ecuador
  • Mike Read, Australia
  • Minzayar Oo, Myanmar
  • Mohamed Abdiwahab, Somalia
  • Mohamed Badra, Syria
  • Mohammed Hossam Eldin, Egypt
  • Mojgan Ghanbari, Iran
  • Mosa'ab Elshamy, Egypt
  • Muhammad Fadli, Indonesia
  • Mustafa Saeed, Somalia
  • Natalie Naccache, Lebanon
  • Natalie Keyssar, USA
  • Nirvair Singh Rai, India
  • Olga Ingurazova, Russia
  • Orestis Seferoglou, Greece
  • Pablo Sanhueza, Chile
  • Pandora Wong, Singapore
  • Péter Németh, Hungary
  • Philippe Braquenier, Belgium
  • Prasiit Sthapit, Nepal
  • Rada Akbar, Afghanistan
  • Rebecka Uhlin, Sweden
  • Roger Anis, Egypt
  • Roï Saade, Lebanon
  • Ronghui Chen, China
  • Ronny Sen, India
  • Rony Zakaria, Indonesia
  • Sabine Lewandowski, Germany
  • Sagar Chhetri, Nepal
  • Salvi Danès, Spain
  • Sam James, USA
  • Samsul Alam Helal, Bangladesh
  • Sandor Csudai, Hungary
  • Sarah Pabst, Germany
  • Sebastian Montalvo Gray, Peru
  • Sebastien Van Malleghem, Belgium
  • Shadman Shahid, Bangladesh
  • Shahnewaz Khan, Bangladesh
  • Shandor Ervin Abarca, Mexico
  • Sipho Mpongo, South Africa
  • Soham Gupta, India
  • Soheila Sananmo, Iran
  • Souvid Datta, UK
  • Stephano Carini , Italy
  • Suo Takekuma, Japan
  • Tammy Merino, Chile
  • Tasneem Alsultan, Saudi Arabia/USA
  • Tomasz Lazar, Poland
  • Valentino Bellini, Italy
  • Vianney Le Caer, France
  • Virginie Nguyen Hoang, Belgium
  • Wiktoria Wojciechowska , Poland
  • Xinyu Cui, China
  • Xyza Bacani, Philippines
  • Yael Martinez, Mexico
  • Yan Cong, China
  • Yani Clarke, Australia
  • Yoppy Pieter, Indonesia
  • Youcef Krache, Algeria
  • Yuyang Liu, China

Learn more about the Joop Swart Masterclass here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/joop-swart-masterclass

To see the nominating committee and learn more about the process of being nominated, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/academy/joop-swart-masterclass/apply

Posted March 21 2016

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